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  • One Day in December

  • A Novel
  • Written by: Josie Silver
  • Narrated by: Eleanor Tomlinson, Charlie Anson
  • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 283
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 260

Laurie is sure love at first sight doesn't exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic...and then her bus drives away. Certain they're fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn't find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they "reunite" at a Christmas party, when her best friend, Sarah, giddily introduces her new boyfriend: the man from the bus.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very good

  • By Kaitlynn Jensen on 2018-12-24

A feelgood listen

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-06

A fairly predictable story, but enjoyable nonetheless. Loved the performance, however gave it only four stars as there were moments where the perspective shifted and it wasn't obvious (seemed "spliced" too close together). I had to backtrack to give it another go, which I rarely have to do with any audiobook. Despite this minor issue, I'm definitely looking forward to another of Josie Silver's stories.

  • Northanger Abbey

  • An Audible Original Drama
  • Written by: Jane Austen, Anna Lea - adaptation
  • Narrated by: Emma Thompson, Douglas Booth, Eleanor Tomlinson, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90

A coming-of-age tale for the young and naïve 17-year-old Catherine Morland, Northanger Abbey takes a decidedly comical look at themes of class, family, love and literature. Revelling in the sensationalist - and extremely popular - Gothic fiction of her day, the story follows Catherine out of Bath to the lofty manor of the Tilneys, where her overactive imagination gets to work constructing an absurd and melodramatic explanation for the death of Mrs Tilney, which threatens to jeopardise her newly forged friendships.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great adaptation

  • By JohnS on 2019-07-14

Fantastic book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2019-02-02

The performances given by the cast were flawless. The kicker being Emma Thompson’s narration. Pride and Prejudice was my favourite Jane Austen novel, but Northanger Abbey now gives it a run for it’s money. Bravo!